Arthur Kleinman, MD, is one of the most renowned and influential scholars and writers on psychiatry, anthropology, global health, and cultural and humanistic issues in medicine. Educated at Stanford University and Stanford Medical School, he has taught at Harvard for over forty years. He is currently a professor of psychiatry and of medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School and the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He was the Fung Director of Harvard's Asia Center from 2008 to 2016. He is the author of six other books, including "The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition," widely taught in medical schools. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
His latest book, "The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor," was published in September 2019 by Penguin/Viking.